Braddock man charged with raping girl, 12; then hospitalized after fight
A Braddock man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after a friend of the victim's family shot him during a fight in the Hill District, police said.
Pittsburgh police charged Warren Lovell Keith, 35, with rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and other crimes in the sexual assault of a Hill District girl on Wednesday and the fight on Thursday.
He told the girl that if she said anything he would "cut everyone you love in pieces" and then forced her to kneel on the floor and pray with him after the assault, a police complaint said.
The girl told her mother what happened, and she reported the incident to police.
The Tribune-Review does not identify victims of sexual crimes. Her mother is not being identified in order to protect the girl.
The girl and her mother returned to the Hill District home with a friend, David Saunders, according to police. After Saunders went into the home, the woman heard a loud bang and Saunders emerged and said, "I think I shot him," the complaint said.
Keith attacked Saunders with a hammer, according to the complaint, and police found the two men lying near Webster Avenue and Morgan Street.
Saunders was in stable condition at UPMC Mercy in Uptown, and Keith was hospitalized at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, the complaint said.
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